Puzzle Project Has Healing Touch: Canadian Author Word Searched Her Way through Rheumatoid Arthritis
Art, colour and puzzles increasingly used as forms of or part of healing & therapy
Kingston, Ontario — September 5, 2012 — People who are interested in alternative forms of healing and therapy can discover how Canadian author Cindy O’Neil used art, colour and word search puzzles to buoy her health and spirit during a long-term and life altering change in her health, and at the same time, potentially help themselves.
Healing Circle Puzzles is a unique book that Cindy began creating in the winter of 2001 after having just been released from a month long stay in hospital and diagnosed with severe, systemic Rheumatoid Arthritis. Confined to her home by disability, healing became Cindy’s full time job.
“Art is a powerful healing tool,” says Dr. Sean Ceaser, ND out of Victoria. He “knows that colour, form and line create a powerful impression on the senses that can have a lasting effect on how we feel far beyond the time we are involved with the art. It transcends our understanding and takes us into the world of magic and larger-than-life experiences that stimulate the senses, heal the body and releases a cascade of neurotransmitters and endorphins that can calm any uneasy mind if the images are just right.”
O’Neil didn’t want to create just any puzzles, and decided to integrate the concept of healing, circles, the world, art and connection into her word searches, as well as the fact that they would only be in circles. In the process her pain and fear evaporated and she began to heal.
Numerous scientific studies have documented the fact that brain exercises that include the solving of puzzles have been known to slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s and aid in recovery after surgery. Much has also been written about the healing powers of art therapy and colour therapy or Chromotherapy. It is a fact that art, like laughter, promotes well being.
Healing Circle Puzzles combines original work of Canadian artists and photographers with unusually crafted word search puzzles. Throughout the book, full colour images by very talented, undiscovered artists accompany each word search. Word search themes encompass those things that helped Cindy in her healing: positive thoughts, actions, music, books, therapies, healthy foods and more. The contents of the book focus on connectedness, harmony, healing and unity.
From now until September 20, 2012, Cindy O’Neil is offering a 20% discount with pre-release purchase of Healing Circle Puzzles athttps://www.passionatepuzzler.com. For more information, contact Cindy at705-207-4123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Cindy O’Neil athttp://www.cindyoneil.com and at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorandSongwriterCindyONeil.